Podcast 0106 – Hercules

The gods must be dirty: Disney’s Hercules

If you can dodge a lightning bolt, you can dodge a ball!

On this very special episode, Jason and @Darth_Jader_ (who loves writing about herself in the third person) actually manage to score their very first guest on this ridonculous podcast. @MagegMeg (we made her reachable…) joins us on this episode to flaunt her super-nerd strength in Greek mythology.

Speaking of which, Greek mythology gets a G-rated makeover in this movie that is punder arrest for its word play and obscene amount of dad jokes. That’s not to say that the humor in Hercules is anything but brilliant. Honestly, a good Oedipus joke is so hard to find these days.

Disney’s Hercules teaches us great lessons about endurance and character. Most importantly, this film teaches us that if you’re weakened to a mortal level by extract of llama, you can always bounce back with an energetic workout montage and a trip to The Big Olive.  

We also learn that Hades is one SASSY bitch! Yet, he’s only successful in besetting upon Mt. Olympus once he borrows some god-LIKE powers from the partial-mortal, Hercules. #DisneyLogic

WE INTERRUPT THIS TERRIBLE EPISODE DESCRIPTION TO PROVIDE RELATIONSHIP ADVICE!

For the Ladies: Don’t trade your soul to save a man. They’re not worth it unless you’re using them for hair-slapping target practice. In the same train of thought, don’t idolize Disney Princes; they’re just air-brushed Cronenbergs.

For the Fellas: Don’t get fooled by a Pegasus taking off her “saddle”. She’s trying to distract you from the big picture. Also, we’re damsels, we’re in distress, get lost.

Ultimately, Disney’s Hercules teaches us that selflessness equates to a lack of godliness. So calibrate, listeners. Calibrate.

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Darth Jader is a Pirate Queen. She is the co-hostess of the “Hindsight is Horrifying” podcast. She is also “funny, insightful, and sarcastic,” according to her boyfriend, who is currently under duress. You can take the Oxford Comma from her when you pry it from her cold, dead, and lifeless hands. She also speaks Spanish, unlike Ron Burgundy.
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